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Discussion: ETI

in: kadley; kadley > 2017-05-01

May 1, 2017 11:50 PM # 
BP:
Sounds good, will be following your approach :-)
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May 2, 2017 12:02 AM # 
kadley:
Actually it's YETI, for what it's worth, as in the elusive beast.

Wanted to catch you Saturday to see if you had some references on just what is the maximum training load and best strategy for the older athlete. I've now got time I can allocate to this, so why not go for it?
May 2, 2017 1:49 AM # 
BP:
:-) even better- have to read more carefully next time!
Bill Collins a stand out sprinter across the decades has written an excellent book. I'll dig out title and a couple of other refs.
May 2, 2017 3:55 AM # 
PBricker:
Tony Muffatti recommended Becoming a Supple Leopard, especially for improving mobility, a major problem for me as I've aged. But I haven't checked it out yet.
May 2, 2017 3:01 PM # 
acjospe:
Seems like the important things for masters athletes are muscle mass maintenance and mobility maintenance. So if I were in your shoes I'd be starting each workout with a mobility routine and emphasizing strength maintenance, in a manner that won't cause injury... because that's the golden ticket, isn't it?
May 2, 2017 3:28 PM # 
kadley:
Agreed Alex, with specifically fast twitch muscle work, as explosive power needs much improvement.
May 2, 2017 3:48 PM # 
kadley:
Got both books on order. Collins = Ageless Athletic Spirit
May 2, 2017 6:14 PM # 
PBricker:
explosive power needs much improvement

If your body can handle it. Every time I've tried adding explosive exercises I've gotten injured, the worst being when I got a "sports hernia" a few years back and couldn't run for six months; finally got a specialist in Boston to do a surgical repair. But there is a lot one can do short of explosive.

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